Archive for May, 2011

Swansea_Fans
May
31

Electrification comes early to Swansea

Geraint Talfan Davies shares in the joy at Swansea City’s promotion to the Premier League

tax dominoes
May
31

Lining up tax dominoes across the British Isles

Madoc Batcup argues that the economic justification for a lower rate of corporation tax in Wales is even greater than in Northern Ireland

Bring back the Welsh Development Agency
May
30

It’s the economy stupid

Robert Chapman says devolution’s elusive economic dividend needs to be delivered during the fourth Assembly

How can we make the best of electrification in Wales?
May
29

Moving on from the end of the line

Geraint Talfan Davies asks what can be done to improve the south Wales to London rail service while we wait for electrification

Perhaps Plaid Cymru can learn a thing or two from the SNP
May
28

Plaid Cymru’s identity problems

Gareth Hughes offers some thoughts for the nationalists’ review of what went wrong in the election

Salmond-Book
May
27

Will the real Alex Salmond please stand up?

John Osmond takes a look at the Iago Prytherch of Scottish Politics

Since the successful vote for more powers on 3 March Wales can now develop its own distinct jurisdiction
May
27

Lifting the fog surrounding devolution

John Osmond says the case for a Welsh jurisdiction should be part of the Westminster Government’s plans to examine how the Assembly is working

assembly_monitoring-new
May
26

Assembly Bwletin Cynulliad May 2011

Welsh Labour take the reins; The king is dead, long live the king; Plaid Cymru’s identity crisis

Scotland could soon gain independence at the upcoming referendum
May
26

How do we talk about Scotland?

Anthony Barnett says we need a non-partisan debate that includes all the nations, acknowledges the English question, and exists outside of the Westminster circle.

Lloyd-George-book
May
25

LG as viewed through prism of high Westminster politics

J. Graham Jones reviews Roy Hattersley’s biography of David Lloyd George